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No Paramount Star Trek Comic Con Panel But Shatner Brings The Captains + Full Trek Guide To SDCC 2011 July 10, 2011

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The official schedule for San Diego Comic Con was revealed this weekend and (no surprise) Paramount has not scheduled a panel for the Star Trek sequel. However, William Shatner and Avery Brooks will be at SDCC for The Captains, plus there are a number of Trek celebs there for other projects. See below for a full breakdown of events plus list of Star Trek licensee booths. [UPDATE: Added events for John Cho & Zachary Quinto] [UPDATE 2: Added Bakula, Patrick Stewart, Bob Picardo]

 

STAR TREK AT SAN DIEGO COMIC CON 2011

PANELS

The Star Trek highlight of Comic Con 2011 will be a panel on The Captains, William Shatner’s new Star Trek documentary. At 10:15 AM in room 6BCF Bill will be joined by Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s Avery Brooks to preview and discuss his doc with a panel moderated by Kevin Smith.

A number of Trek stars will be on panels at Comic Con to promote their latest projects, including Jeri Ryan, Wil Wheaton, Anton Yelchin, and Chase Masterson. Also many of those who have played a role in producing Star Trek (past and present) will be on panels, including Damon Lindelof, Ira Steven Behr, and Brannon Braga. See below for a full breakdown of events with a Star Trek connection

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20

6:00-9:00 Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings: Alcatraz, Person of Interest [both produced by Star Trek’s JJ Abrams & Bryan Burk], The Secret Circle, and Supernatural: The Anime Series— Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television proudly continue their annual Preview Night tradition with exclusive world premiere screenings of the pilot episodes of three of the most highly anticipated TV series pilots of the 2011-12 television season — Alcatraz, Person of Interest, and The Secret Circle — as well as Supernatural: The Anime Series, the first-ever anime adaptation of a U.S. television series.

THURSDAY, JULY 21

11:00-12:00 Obsession: How TV and Movies Go from Fascination to Phenomenon
There are some shows and films that we watch. And there are others that we obsess over. We talk about them at work the next day. We join the fan websites. We wear the T-shirts. But what does it take to turn a series or movie into something special that we can’t live without? This panel from BuddyTV.com examines that topic from all points of view: the writers and producers who create the projects, the actors who star in them, and the fans who consume them. Panelists include Chase Masterson (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Yesterday Was a Lie), Skyler Samuels (The Nine Lives of Chloe King), Allison Dubois (Medium), Mel Lowry (ChuckTV.net, True-BloodTV.net, NiceGirlsTV.com), Karen Bailey (vice president of production, Starz Channel), Zack Stentz (writer, Fringe, Thor, X-Men: First Class), Amy Berg (co-executive producer, Eureka; supervising producer, Leverage), and Deric Hughes and Benjamin Raab (executive story editors, Warehouse 13). Room 23ABC

2:00-3:00 Warner Premiere: H+ and Mortal Kombat: Legacy
From producer Bryan Singer (X-Men, X2, X-Men: First Class, Superman Returns) comes a Comic-Con exclusive first look at H+, the forthcoming Warner Premiere/Dolphin Entertainment web series directed by Stewart Hendler (Sorority Row) and written and created by John Cabrera and Cosimo De Tommaso. H+ takes place in a near-future world where a tiny and stunning new piece of technology lies at the center of a dark and epic mystery. Then, Mortal Kombat: Legacy, a hit web series with over 35 million views, takes the stage for a panel discussion with director Kevin Tancharoen (Mortal Kombat: Rebirth), Jeri Ryan (Star Trek: Voyager), Michael Jai White (The Dark Knight), Darren Shahlavi (Sanctuary), Peter Shinkoda (Falling Skies), and Matt Mullins (Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight). Fans will see — for the first time — the long-awaited final Mortal Kombat: Legacy episode! Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

3:00-4:00 IDW Publishing Presents: The Greatest Panel of All Time
[Publisher of Star Trek comics]
New creator-owned books? Ever-larger licensed titles? All-new creators, and even some major crossover events? How about prizes just for attending? Yep, you’ll find all that and more, in The Greatest Panel of All Time. CCO Chris Ryall, editor Scott Dunbier, and creators Chris Roberson, Eric Powell, and Steve Niles, along with MC Dirk Wood, present a gamelike atmosphere as they spin the wheel on projects coming in 2011 and 2012. Come on down! Room 9

7:00-8:00 The Scoop at Simon & Schuster!
Get the inside word on Simon & Schuster’s upcoming books and the chance to win exclusive prizes! Lucille Rettino (marketing director), Elke Villa (senior marketing manager), Carolyn Swerdloff (associate marketing manager), and Anna McKean (publicity manager) give you the scoop on upcoming books from exciting authors, including Cassandra Clare, Scott Westerfeld, Orson Scott Card, and Becca Fitzpatrick. Hear what is going on with S&S’s hot properties — Star Trek and The Smurfs — and get a chance to win exclusive giveaways. All attendees will receive a limited edition T-shirt for Cassandra Clare’s Clockwork Prince. Room 9

FRIDAY, JULY 22

10:15-11:15 Star Trek: The Captains
William Shatner
is joined by fellow Star Trek captain Avery Brooks to present a preview of the EPIX Pictures original documentary produced and directed by Shatner, in which he travels the world to interview all the actors who’ve played Starfleet captains. This lively discussion and Q&A session is moderated by Comic-Con fave Kevin Smith. Room 6BCF

10:30-11:30 Locke & Key FOX Pilot Screening
[Produced by Star Trek’s Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman]
The most talked-about pilot not on the fall schedule was the FOX production of Locke & Key. This screening of the entire pilot will show you just what a void there will be on your TVs this fall. Watch the special filmed adaptation of Welcome to Lovecraft, and see the Eisner-nominated comic brought to life. Can’t get in to see it this morning? Don’t worry…there’s a rescreening tonight at 9:15 in Room 6DE! Room 8

[UPDATE] 1:00-2:00 – A Conversation with Zachary Quinto [OFFSITE]
Zachary Quinto, Before the Door and Archaia Entertainment Present: A Graphic Partnership—The Debut of the Lucid and Mr. Murder Is Dead Graphic Novels
At Comic-Con International in San Diego, Zachary Quinto, Before the Door and Archaia Entertainment are supporting Zachary Levi’s (“Chuck”) Nerd HQ “Conversations for a Cause” to benefit Operation Smile, a foundation dedicated to helping children born with cleft palates. For a minimum donation of $20, join Zachary Quinto (Margin Call, Star Trek) and his Before the Door partners Neal Dodson and Corey Moosa for a spirited discussion about their two, new graphic novels published by Archaia: Mr. Murder Is Dead, a “who didn’t do it” mystery set in the fading world of Golden Age comic strips, with writer Victor Quinaz (Chinese Dream) and artist Brent Schoonover (Astronaut Dad); and Lucid, about a combat mage assigned to protect the nation from evil forces, with writer Michael McMillian (True Blood). Moderated by Archaia editor-in-chief Stephen Christy. The panel will be followed by a signing of the Lucid and/or Mr. Murder Is Deadgraphic novels ONLY. Jolt’N Joe’s, 379 4th Ave., San Diego, CA
92101. For information on how to buy tickets, visit http://www.thenerdmachine.com/conversation-tickets/

2:45-3:45 DreamWorks: Fright Night
Colin Farrell (The Way Back), Anton Yelchin (Star Trek), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad), Imogen Poots (Jane Eyre), Dave Franco (Charlie St. Cloud), director Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl), and screenwriter Marti Noxon (I Am Number Four) take the dais to give fans a taste of the horrific fun to come in DreamWorks Pictures’ 3D reimagining of the classic horror film. Hall H

3:00-4:00 Eureka
Small town. Big panel. Syfy’s smash hit Eureka is back at Comic-Con. Colin Ferguson (Jack Carter), Salli Richardson-Whitfield (Allison Blake), Neil Grayston (Douglas Fargo), and guest star Felicia Day (Dr. Holly Martin) join executive producers Jaime Paglia and Bruce Miller for a chat about the big secrets of America’s smartest little town. Moderated by guest star Wil Wheaton (Dr. Isaac Parrish; Wesley Crusher, Star Trek: Next Generation). Ballroom 20

UPDATE: 2:30pm – 3:30pm – A Conversation with Scott Bakula [OFFSITE]
Place: Jolt’N Joe’s, 379 4th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101. Cost: $20.00.  For information on how to buy tickets, visit http://www.thenerdmachine.com/conversation-tickets/

[UPDATE] 4:00-6:30 Sony
[including Total Recall w/ John Cho]
Sony returns to Hall H with a stellar lineup of films and talent, including: Ghost Rider-Spirit of Vengeance, 30 Minutes or Less, Total Recall, and The Amazing Spider-man.

Total Recall – Welcome to Rekall, the company that with one little implant can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Doug Quaid (Colin Farrell), the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his ordinary existence. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. With the line between fantasy and reality blurred and the fate of his world hanging in the balance, Quaid goes on the run to discover his true identity, his true love, and his true fate. Based on Philip K. Dick’s classic story "I Can Remember It for You Wholesale," this new take on some of his most visionary ideas is directed by Len Wiseman and stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, and John Cho, all of whom will be appearing.

6:00-7:00 Alphas
Syfy’s newest original series Alphas has taken the summer by storm — and it’s just the beginning. David Strathairn (Dr. Lee Rosen) and fellow cast members, plus creator and executive producer Zak Penn (X-Men: The Last Stand; The Avengers) and executive producer Ira Steven Behr (Star Trek: The Next Generation; The 4400), reveal why impossible is what Alphas do best. Moderated by Geoff Boucher ("Hero Complex," Los Angeles Times). Room 6A

SATURDAY JULY 23

[UPDATE: Picardo event]
8:15-9:15 Femme Fatales Revealed: Behind-the-Scenes of the Hit New TV Series
Meet the cast and crew of the surprise summer hit on Cinemax that Entertainment Weekly hailed as a "badass chick anthology series." Inspired by pulp novels, comic books, and classic film noir, Femme Fatales is based on the bestselling magazine of the same name. Every episode features the exploits of powerful and dangerous women who use their survival instincts to escape perilous situations and exude their inner guile. Creators and executive producers Mark A. Altman (Necessary Roughness, Castle) and Steve Kriozere (NCIS, Necessary Roughness) host a panel of the show’s well-known guest stars including Vivica Fox (Kill Bill, ID4), Jeff Fahey (Lost, Lawnmower Man), Robert Picardo (Star Trek, Innerspace), Leliani Sarelle (Basic Instinct), and Kyle Gass (Tenacious D), as well as its most popular and beautiful femme fatales, along with special surprise guests and giveaways. Femme Fatales will be debuting on home video this fall. Room 6DE

11:00-12:00 Terra Nova
Star Stephen Lang (Avatar), executive producer Rene Echevarria (Castle, Medium, The 4400, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), executive producer Brannon Braga (24, Star Trek: Enterprise), and co-executive producer Jose Molina (Haven, Castle) premiere footage from the highly anticipated epic adventure series 85 million years in the making, set to premiere this September on FOX. This new event drama from the minds of Steven Spielberg (Jurassic Park, The Pacific) and Peter Chernin follows an ordinary family on an extraordinary journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a part of a massive expedition to save the human race. Ballroom 20
Tags: Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

1:00-2:00 Designing the SuperHero Costume: Costume Designers, Costume Illustrators and Superhero Costume Builders
Costume designers work with costume illustrators to translate graphic artists’ renderings into wearable, functioning, cinematic costumes. Hear the inside stories from the people who bring the superhero costume to life. Moderator Deborah Nadoolman Landis (member of Costume Designers Guild, Local 892, costume designer, Raiders of the Lost Ark, director of the David C. Copley Center for Costume Design at UCLA) is joined by costume designers Christine Bieslin-Clark (co-costume designer, Tron: Legacy) and Ellen Mirojnick (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra), Christian Beckman of Quantum FX, Inc. (specialty costume fabricator, Tron: Legacy, Watchmen), costume manufacturers Mary Ellen Fields of Bill Hargate Costumes (Iron Man 2), and Marilyn Madsen (Star Trek TV series), and costume illustrators Constantine Sekeres (Thor, Green Lantern) and Christian Cordella (GI Joe 2: Cobra Strikes, Captain America: The Last Avenger). Room 23ABC

3:15-4:15 Calling all Lost Fans: Once Upon a Time
Moderator Damon Lindelof (co-creator, Lost, producer Star Trek) introduces you to the magical story of two parallel worlds: one in a distant fairytale land, the other in a present-day reality. Following the exclusive screening of Once Upon a Time, join co-creators and executive producers Edward Kitsis (Lost, Tron: Legacy) and Adam Horowitz (Lost, Tron: Legacy) along with Ginnifer Goodwin (Big Love), Jennifer Morrison (House), Robert Carlyle (SGU: Stargate Universe), Lana Parrilla (24), and Josh Dallas (Thor), for a Q&A about this modern fairytale turned on its head. All attendees will get a limited-edition Comic-Con giveaway! Room 6DE

4:30-5:30 Further over the Rainbow: A First Look at Dorothy of Oz
Join the author and creator, Roger Baum (great grandson of L. Frank Baum), songwriter, producers, and various cast members of Summertime Entertainment’s Dorothy of Oz, as they discuss the many angles of creating the anticipated new 2012 animated musical starring Lea Michele (Glee), Megan Hilty (Wicked, Spielberg’s Smash), Martin Short (How I Met Your Mother, Frankenweenie), and Patrick Stewart (Star Trek: TNG, X-Men). Be the very first to see the footage, hear the music, and witness a surprise new casting announcement. Q&A to follow. Hall H
[UPDATE: Patrick Stewart is confirmed for this panel]

5:15-6:00 Alcatraz Pilot Screening and Q&A
[Produced by Star Trek’s JJ Abrams & Bryan Burke]
Catch a special pilot screening of Alcatraz, a chilling new thriller centering on America’s most infamous prison and the mysterious return of its most notorious criminals. When an Alcatraz inmate is discovered walking the streets of present-day San Francisco — not having aged a bit since the 1960s — a sinister threat begins to unravel. Where have these prisoners been? Why are they back? After the screening, there will be a special Q&A with Alcatraz writer and executive producer Elizabeth Sarnoff (Lost) and series stars Sarah Jones (Sons of Anarchy) and Jorge Garcia (Lost). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Alcatraz will air midseason on FOX. Ballroom 20

6:00-7:00 Roddenberry Productions
Rod Roddenberry (CEO, Roddenberry Productions), Trevor Roth (head of development, Days Missing), and Tory Mell (producer/writer, White Room: 02B3) are taking the name that created Star Trek and bringing it to levels not seen since the original days of the genre-changing television show. Join them for some awesome discussions and a chance to win a free iPad 2! Room 23ABC

6:00-7:00 Behind the Music with CW3PR: Composing Horror to Animation and Everything in Between
Join composing legends Nathan Barr (True Blood), Michael Giacchino (Super 8, Star Trek, Lost), James Levine (Glee, The Closer), Danny Jacob (Phineas and Ferb), Robert Duncan (Castle, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and Edward Rogers (Warehouse 13) as they discuss their pivotal role in some of today’s top film & TV projects. Special guest moderator to be revealed at panel. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Tags: Animation | Horror and Suspense | Movies | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

7:30-8:30 Star Trek: Between the Cracks
Larry Nemecek
(TNG Companion) has lived and worked in "Trekland" for 18+ years as author, editor, interviewer, consultant, talking head, and now producer of his first documentary, The Con of Wrath. Join Larry as he rifles through 45 years of Star Trek’s "attic trunk" from the Paramount stages via his photo archives — the goofy, the what-ifs, the bizarre…and more than one new tale you’ve never heard on any DVD before. Room 7AB

7:30-8:30 The Art of the Hollywood Movie Poster
Who are the talented artists Hollywood has tapped for the creation of some of the best movie posters in recent history? Leslie Combemale (film art expert and owner, ArtInsights Animation and Film Art Gallery) moderates a panel of artists who have worked on hundreds of movie posters and movie campaigns, including Andrea Alvin (Batman Returns, Batman Forever, Pinocchio poster artist, wife and artistic partner of late cinema art legend John Alvin), Matthew Peak (Nightmare on Elm Street poster artist, son of famed movie poster artist Bob Peak), Steve Chorney (Labyrinth, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Star Trek), James Goodridge (Inglorious Basterds, Harry Potter), and Lawrence Noble (The Empire Strikes Back 10th Anniversary, Time After Time, Flash Gordon). They will relay stories of the creation of some well-recognized and most appreciated movie posters, discuss the current atmosphere of the world of cinema art, and offer suggestions for artists who wish to take up the craft. This panel
will include a short Q&A. Room 8

SUNDAY JULY 23

3:00-4:30 Starship Smackdown XIIX: 10th Anniversary: Ultimate Platinum Collector’s Edition
 The must-see panel of Comic-Con and WonderCon returns for another action-packed year as the greatest spaceships in the history of the universe converge in the ultimate conflagration for the highly coveted Smackdown title in Comic-Con’s most scholarly and serious panel. Will the Enterprise once again defeat an Imperial Star Destroyer? Can the Serenity make mincemeat out of the Battlestar Galactica? And what exactly is the "Captain’s Courageous" lightning round anyway? Expert spaceshipologists who attempt to outwit, outplay, and outphaser include Daren Dochterman (ST: TMP Special Edition), Chris Gossett (The Red Star), Ashley E. Miller (X-Men: First Class, Thor), Steve Melching (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Transformers), Robert Hewitt Wolfe (Andromeda, Deep Space Nine), Robert Meyer Burnett (Free Enterprise, The Hills Run Red), and the Richard Dawson of the stars, moderator Mark A. Altman (Free Enterprise, Femme Fatales), along with some very special surprise guests and the
lovely spaceship chaperone, Madison Dylan. End your weekend the San Diego way with the geekiest and most beloved panel of all time in this or any other dimension, known or unknown. All-new ships, all-new quips for this special 10th anniversary edition! Room 7AB

 

EXHIBITORS

The official license holders for Star Trek with both have booths (CBS: 4129
and Paramount Pictures 3913), however it isn’t known if they will have anything related to Star Trek at Comic Con.

In addition a number of Star Trek licensees will be at Comic Con. Some may also have Star Trek reveals or exclusives for the event.

IDW Publishing: 2643
Simon & Schuster: 1128
Quantum Mechanix: 2944
Diamond Select Toys: 2607
Hallmark: 2913-H
eFX Inc & Anovos: 2913-E
Roddenberry Productions: 2543
Titan Entertainment: 5537
Rubies Costumes" 3649
Lightspeed Fine Art: 3745

CELEBRITIES

As usual many Trek celebs will be signing at the Lightspeed Booth (3745). This years list: Michael Dorn, Brent Spiner, Marina Sirtis, LeVar Burton, Dominic Keating, Connor Trinneer. Undoubtedly there will be additional Star Trek celebrities signing at Autograph Alley at Comic Con.

 

Comments

1. John Kirk - July 10, 2011

Never been to this, would love to go….

2. VOODOO - July 10, 2011

Couldn’t care less about the documentary, but I would love to hear Kevin Smith and William Shatner going at it.

3. Daniel Shock - July 10, 2011

Doesn’t sound great for hopes of some kind of TNG remastered announcement…

4. Todd - July 10, 2011

Lightspeed have info on their SDCC signings on their website, http://www.lightspeedfinearts.com. Michael Dorn, Brent Spiner, Marina Sirtis, LeVar Burton, Dominic Keating, Connor Trinneer. Non-Trek: Adam West & Burt Ward, Stan Lee, Eddie McClintock, Nicholas Brendan, Bruce Boxleitner.

5. MJ - July 10, 2011

@4. Well said. Here we supposedly have this new reinvigorated franchise, and JJ, Orci and company are AWOL at the biggest Con on Earth at a time when the sequel is supposedly a year or so away, and all we have is poor 81 year old Shat carrying the fire, with geek fans hoping for a remastered TNG DVD/Blu-Ray announcement. :-(

Wow, things have degraded fast here in the past twelve months with the sequel in a state of continued purgatory.

This is not a good situation, folks. Yes, now would be the time to panic.

6. Red Dead Ryan - July 10, 2011

Good lord! Some people really need to chill out. So the movie isn’t coming out next year. So what? We can always go back to our huge pile of dvds, books, comics to get our Trek fix while we wait until the sequel gets made.

Seriously, its not like any of you are in need of an organ transplant. “Star Trek”, contrary to popular belief, is not vital to our survival.

7. Andy Patterson - July 10, 2011

“Richard Dawson of the stars, moderator Mark A. Altman”

That’s funny.

8. Jonboc - July 10, 2011

#6 “Wow, things have degraded fast here in the past twelve months with the sequel in a state of continued purgatory. This is not a good situation, folks. Yes, now would be the time to panic.”

The only thing continuing, sadly, is your incessant whining about how doomed civilization is because the new Trek movie isn’t out yet and how JJ and the writers are, from your uninformed opinion, hem-hawing about rather than devoting ever second of every day to the Trek sequel. yeesh, give it a rest MJ…you’ve replaced Captain Neil for Trek movies resident broken record! (no offense cap’n Neil, at least your frequently repeated comments were born of passion while MJ just likes to hear himself bitch and whine.).

9. MJ - July 10, 2011

@7 @9

Come on guys, when I say “panic” I am talking about in the context of Trek Fandom, not about real life stuff life stuff and civilization.

And Jonboc, your negative email here, which is bordering on a personal attack, does not impress me in the slightest. I’d be more impressed if you provided some valid reasons why you disagree with me on that issues, but validity and your posts are typically mutually exclusive. RDR provides backup and credible info to support his positions — you could learn a lot from him.

10. Vultan - July 11, 2011

Wish I could go. I would love to hear the poster artists talk. Actual illustration in movie posters is becoming something of a lost art. I mean, when Drew Struzan is forced into semi-retirement because of a lack of work, something is rotten in Hollywood.

11. Keachick (rose pinenut) - July 11, 2011

William Shatner turned 80 (eighty) years old on 22 March 2011. He’ll turn 81 quick enough…:)

Why should JJ and the Bad Robot team be at this Comic Con when they have no actual movie to promote? It is better that they concentrate on getting the movie ready for next year, hopefully in post-production phase at least by this time next year in time for the 2012 Comic Con. The movie does not have to get released during the summer of 2012 but will be clearly seen to be well on its way to being released within the next few weeks/months.

Does the Comic Con take place once a year? I am under the impression that it happens annually.

12. MJ - July 11, 2011

@11 Well, JJ has been all over the place doing TV interviews, and Orci and Kurtzman have been all over the place doing all kinds of stuff including Star Wars planking, so why not at least do a freaking minor Trek panel at ComiCon and show some love for the fans? Half of the TNG cast is going to be there, and they haven’t done a Trek movie in years.

I’ll tell you why I think they are avoiding ComiCon — its becuase they are stil way, way behind on getting a workable script and organizing their schedules to do the sequel, and the last thing they want to do is to have to answer fans questions about this situation.

I’m now a firm believer in RDR’s prediction that the new movie will not be out until Summer 2013. They are not even close to starting preproduction in my opinion.

13. Kirk, James T. - July 11, 2011

This is pretty much the biggest clue we have in knowing that Star Trek won’t be out in June next year. I’m disappointed but next years Con will be massive for Trek so thats cool.

14. trekker 5 - July 11, 2011

I would LOVE to go to this,but TN. is a long way from CA. :(

15. Jonboc - July 11, 2011

#9. “And Jonboc, your negative email here, which is bordering on a personal attack, does not impress me in the slightest. I’d be more impressed if you provided some valid reasons why you disagree with me on that issues, but validity and your posts are typically mutually exclusive.”

Wasn’t trying to impress you or anyone else, simply making an observation.

And as far as the absence of a panel at comic con? All that proves is the obvious. They aren’t in production yet…don’t even have a confirmed director. Why would there be a panel? The lack of one doesn’t validate any problems, it simply verifies what we already know, the film isnt ready to roll yet. So why even debate it? An argument based on speculation and conjecture, is an empty one, regardless of which side of the fence you’re on.

16. VZX - July 11, 2011

No Comic-con presence = no movie (or poor movie) next year.

So states geek law.

17. Goraxus - July 11, 2011

Pretty damn pathetic that they have been “writing the script” (whoops, long outline) for like 8 months now and have nothing to show.

I doubt they are even really working on the movie yet. Watch it get pushed to late summer 2013 and tank.

18. Dee - lvs moon' surface - July 11, 2011

If a site for Trekkies is not the right place for fans showed frustration for not having real news about Trek 2, where else can we do it???…

… and I also think some people here are self proclaimed “Guardians of the Supreme Court”… this is a bit “boring”, too!..

real news …would be so good ….

:-) :-)

19. CanadianShane - July 11, 2011

No Star Trek Panel from Abrams and the boys? This helps to complete the narrative I have on these guys. I don’t doubt these guys love Star Trek and want to make more movies, but I can see that they are so talented and want to do so much to express that talent, Star Trek is not a high priority for them, or at least high enough for trekfans. We will get a great movie I don’t doubt but we wont get the amount of movies from these guys that we would like. 3 for sure, but anything above 4 I doubt. Oh well, maybe at that point we could go where we have gone before… a remastered TOS Star Trek…on TV.

20. Mel - July 11, 2011

“Paramount has not scheduled a panel for the Star Trek sequel.”

I guess that is kind of a confirmation, that the movie won’t come out in 2012. Otherwise Paramount would have used the con for promotion.

So until 2013 or later then. :-(

21. MJ - July 11, 2011

@15 “An argument based on speculation and conjecture.”

Jonboc, why do you think we need speculation and conjecture here? I will tel you why. It’s because we have received very little information from the Supreme Court as to what is going on with the sequel, and what informatoin we do get in often contradictory, and some of it can be perceived by an objective person as misleading. This is on top of the knowm fact the the sript is severely delayted at this point, and the JJ hasn’t even figured out if he isn’t going to lead this one?

Additionally, the are internet boards where people post their opinions. If you are not able to handle some speculatoin and conjecture, than you might want to find a different venue, becuase you are going to find a lot of speculatoin and conjecture here, some of which obvoiusly ruffles your feathers a bit.

Finally, if you really take everything I say as 100% serious (e.g. I’m implying that the delay in the new movie is going to effect our daily lives), then I think. my friend, that you may need a therapist. :-)

22. MJ - July 11, 2011

@18 “If a site for Trekkies is not the right place for fans showed frustration for not having real news about Trek 2, where else can we do it???…”

Exactly. Really, I find the most surprising thing here is that some fans are surprised that some of us are upset about this situation with the sequel. Of course we are upset with this. And of course the Supreme Court is the accountable party for this delay. Why is this surprising to some?

23. Anthony Pascale - July 11, 2011

I know it is fun to read into things, but SDCC 2011 is actually light on official studio movie panels. Paramount is only doing one (Tintin) and WB isn’t doing any (even for Dark Knight Rises). Sony is doing a panel with a few big films like Spider-man, Ghost Rider,and Total Recall, but not MIB3

Here is a list of Summer 2012 genre films with no panel at Comic Con 2011
• The Avengers (2012) (BV) – 5/4 [will have some kind of ‘viral’ events]
• Dark Shadows (WB) – 5/11
• Battleship (Uni.) – 5/18
• MIB 3 (in 3-D) (Sony) – 5/25
• Untitled Star Trek Sequel (Par.) – 6/29
• The Dark Knight Rises (WB) – 7/20
• G.I. Joe 2 (Par.) – 8/10
• The Expendables 2 (LGF) – 8/17

Fox has said they have a panel which will cover upcoming films but no more deails, so that might include Prometheus – 6/8 and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – 6/22. Max Brooks will be doing a panel which will probably discuss the film World War Z, but it is not a Paramount panel.

Also remember that even though Paramount and JJ Abrams did a Star Trek panel in 2007 to announce Star Trek and introduce the Spocks, they didnt do a detailed panel in 2008, but instead did a big reveal panel at WonderCon in early 2009 (where they showed Trailer 3 for the first time).

24. Red Dead Ryan - July 11, 2011

Again, I don’t know why people are still bitching. It’s out of our hands. The writers have to take advantage of the offers they get, even if it means putting Trek aside for awhile. Also, the script/outline may have hit some snags which isn’t unusual in Hollywood. Both of these things plus the cast members shooting other movies has resulted in the Trek sequel being delayed. It is what it is. No use in complaining about it since there is nothing we, or Paramount, can do about it.

I wish the movie had begun production, but I fully understand the reasons why it isn’t going to happen for awhile. The movie will get made. It will just take a little bit longer than previously planned.

25. LordOfTheArchons - July 11, 2011

@18

It’s not Trek 2, Trek 2 was the Wrath of Khan. It’s Trek 12. Some Trekkie you are.

26. Harry Ballz - July 11, 2011

When asked the scheduled release date for the Trek sequel, Buzz Lightyear responded, “to infinity and beyond!”

27. Tom - July 11, 2011

Too bad Shat couldn’t say he is in the sequel

28. Dee - lvs moon' surface - July 11, 2011

#25. LordOfTheArchons….

Well …me, TrekMovie.com, Damon Lindelof, etc… I’ve seen a lot of people here mentioning “Trek 2″ for the sequel… I feel sorry if I offended you about it!

:-) :-)

29. Dee - lvs moon' surface - July 11, 2011

#25. LordOfTheArchons….

In fact it’s …Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan …

any doubt look here:

http://trekmovie.com/2011/07/11/the-collective-review-of-dst-star-trek-ii-wrath-of-khan-communicator/

LOL….

:-) :-)

30. MJ - July 11, 2011

You are both incorrect. Star Trek “2” is fine. Star Trek “II” with Roman numerals cannot be used, as that was used already for The Wrath of Khan.

Meet MJ, the Trekie master of masters — the guy who really knows the answers to these types of questions!

31. Devon - July 12, 2011

>>>>#12 – “@11 Well, JJ has been all over the place doing TV interviews, and Orci and Kurtzman have been all over the place doing all kinds of stuff including Star Wars planking, so why not at least do a freaking minor Trek panel at ComiCon and show some love for the fans?”<<<

The studio sets this up, FYI.

32. VZX - July 12, 2011

23: Good point.

But any type of presence at comic-con could calm a lot of fears and doubts people have about the new Trek. This film had been getting a lot of bad press so far.

33. Dee - lvs moon' surface - July 12, 2011

#30. MJ ….LOL …:-) :-)

34. Red Dead Ryan - July 12, 2011

#32.

“But any type of presence at the comic-con could calm a lot of fears and doubts people have about the new Trek. This film had been getting a lot of bad press so far.”

Really? What could J.J Abrams or the writers say that could ever possibly satisfy the intensity of highly needy and impatient Trekkies? And just what “bad press” (outside of this site’s commentors) has the sequel recieved?

I actually hope the writers keep quiet for awhile at least until they’re done writing the script. The less said, the better. We already know that the movie isn’t coming out next year, so what more needs to be said? Plus most of you are going to jump to your own conclusions anyway, regardless of what any of the supreme court members say, or despite what Anthony posts.

35. rm10019 - July 12, 2011

I gotta agree, 34. boborci and the gang have work to do, at least they have said as clearly as they ‘can’ that things are pushed back and that they are working on it now that Super 8, Cowboys etc are done.

I am disappointed that the schedule proposed and presented by Paramount didn’t happen (as I’m sure Paramount was) but nothing we can do about it now (or then) for that matter.

36. LordOfTheArchons - July 12, 2011

@28 – No worries. I was just being a sarcastic a-hole. :-)

37. VZX - July 13, 2011

34: Sorry. Didn’t mean to offend you.

I just think that putting something out there about the movie would be the logical thing to do. In my very, very humble opinion, of course.

38. Basement Blogger - July 13, 2011

I think it’s all right for fans to show their unhappiness about the progress of Star Trek 2012. MJ (@ 5, 22) as a fan thereby being a customer has a right to voice his concerns. And if you know MJ, he’s a staunch defender of Star Trek 2009, J.J. Abrams and the writers of the Supreme Court. So, he doesn’t come at it from a “I hate Bad Robot” attitude. Captain Neill who repeats himself, I repeat myself and MJ repeats himself. .I believe it’s okay. Why? Not everyone here is a regular. So if somebody wants to repeat themselves, go for it.

It’s like this. If they ran a poll among Trekkers if they were happy or unhappy about the progress of the film, I bet ten quatloos that the overwhelming majority would be unhappy. And don’t think a fan or customer’s voice isn’t important. Just remember what happened to New Coke. I forgot some of you Trekkers are young. Coke tried to change the formula for Coke in the eighties and introduced New Coke to compete with Pepsi. Customers hated it. And New Coke bit the dust a few years later.

39. Basement Blogger - July 13, 2011

Speaking of repeating oneself, I hope Bob Orci or anyone at Paramount or Bad Robot reads this.

1) If there is a delay, announce it ASAP.

2) Super 8 has been out for over a month. Is it too much to ask J.J. Abrams to come off the mountain and give us his decision as to whether he’s going to direct?

3) If J.J. Abrams doesn’t direct, make a prompt search for a director immediately. Hopefully with a choice soon thereafter.

Might I suggest Oscar winning director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech)? He looks free. If the film is delayed until 2013, Quentin Tarantino looks available for that release date. He loved Trek 2009. Link. Yeah, if it’s him get ready some wild violence and inane discussions about why tribbles don’t have eyes or legs.

http://trekmovie.com/2009/12/14/quentin-tarantino-list-star-trek-as-top-film-of-2009/

40. Devon - July 17, 2011

“This film had been getting a lot of bad press so far.”

There has been no bad press.

“Speaking of repeating oneself, I hope Bob Orci or anyone at Paramount or Bad Robot reads this.’

I don’t.

41. Basement Blogger - July 17, 2011

@ 40 Devon

So you don’t want the powers that be, to not read the opinion of a fan? It’s just an opinion. Or you just hate everything I say? Because all I said was 1) announce the delay ASAP. Nothing wrong with that is it? Because it’s been reported on this site that a delay is quite possible. So why not admit it and let the fans get over it. 2) J.J. Abrams should announce whether he will direct. That could be beneficial. Would excite J.J. fans like you. 3) If J.J. doesn’t direct, you don’t want a prompt search for a director? And while you may hate my alternate choices for director, they”re just ideas.

I’ve read your posts and you criticize the unhappy fans and critics. You defend Bad Robot and Paramount. Okay. The only negative thing I said was a joke about J.J. Abrams being like Moses. I did’t attack Bad Robot or Paramount. I take it you just hate everything I have to say. I’m sorry you feel that way. I hope someday I will be able to please. you. .

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